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Welcome Puppet Labs, O'Reilly and Python Software Foundation as sponsors of AdaCamp 2014

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CC-BY-SA Adam Novak


Puppet Labs logo
O'Reilly logo
Python logo

The Ada Initiative is pleased to welcome gold sponsor Puppet Labs and supporting sponsors O'Reilly and Python of AdaCamps Portland, Berlin, and Bangalore! AdaCamp is our unconference for supporting women in open technology and culture. All three sponsors are returning after sponsoring AdaCamp San Francisco in 2013 and we thank them for renewing their support.

Puppet Labs was also and one of the original four founding sponsors of the Ada Initiative, all the way back in April 2011. Puppet Labs’ open source IT automation software is familiar to nearly every software administrator and developer working today, and used by companies like AT&T, Twitter, PayPal, and Nestle. Puppet Labs is based in Portland, the location of the first 2014 AdaCamp. Learn more about working at Puppet Labs here.

O'Reilly is the second AdaCamp supporting sponsor. O'Reilly has been chronicling technology since 1978, and spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python; run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world; and fund Python related development with their grants program. In late 2012, the PSF announced that all PSF-supported events needed to implement an anti-harassment policy, making their community more accessible and safe.

On behalf of women in open technology and culture, we thank Puppet Labs, O'Reilly, and Python for their generous support.

About AdaCamp

AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia-related projects, open data, open geo, library technology, fan fiction, remix culture, and more. AdaCamp brings women together to build community, share skills, discuss problems with open tech/culture communities that affect women, and find ways to address them.

In 2014, the Ada Initiative will hold three AdaCamps located in technology hubs on three continents: Portland, Oregon, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Bangalore, India. Applications to AdaCamp Portland are now closed. Applications for AdaCamp Berlin and Bangalore will be open soon.

Sponsorship

Your organization has the opportunity to join our growing number of 2014 AdaCamp sponsors and reach women leaders in open technology and culture on three continents. Contact us at sponsors@adainitiative.org for more information about becoming a sponsor.


Thank you to the AdaCamp 2014 gold sponsor Puppet Labs and silver sponsors New Relic and Simple.

Ada Initiative no longer partnering with GitHub

This week, GitHub published the results of an investigation into credible allegations of harassment and intimidation against one of its co-founders, the co-founder's wife, and another unnamed employee. It reported that its investigation had found no evidence of illegal actions but did find mistakes and poor judgement by unnamed persons, and announced the resignation of the co-founder in question. It was shortly followed by a blog post from the resigning co-founder which included a clear threat of legal action against anyone who said he or his wife had engaged in gender-based harassment or discrimination.

The sum of these events make it impossible for Ada Initiative to partner with GitHub at this time. One year ago, we partnered with GitHub to offer free private repositories to over 500 women learning to write open source software. This offer ended in December 2013, but these repositories are still in use by many of the recipients. We will work to wind down the free private repository partnership in a way that causes minimum harm to the women using them. GitHub also sponsored AdaCamp DC and AdaCamp San Francisco, our conferences to support women in open technology and culture. We will not accept future sponsorships from or partnerships with GitHub unless the situation changes significantly.

Many resources are available for people wanting to prevent these kinds of problems in their own companies or communities. The Geek Feminism Wiki has a wide range of resources such as an explanation of why sexualized environments are harmful to women. Ashe Dryden offers consulting on increasing diversity at your corporation. Model View Culture regularly publishes insightful pieces on tech culture and the systemic factors affecting it. “The No Asshole Rule” is a management book on creating a culture that repels abusive people. The Ada Initiative Allies Workshop teaches men simple, everyday actions to support women in their workplace.

We are working hard to create a world in which women can participate in open source software, Wikipedia, and other areas of open technology and culture without harassment, intimidation, or discrimination. Sometimes this means refusing to partner with or accept sponsorship from specific people or organizations. It is also contrary to our principles to be silent when our existing sponsors and collaborators' actions consistently do not support our mission.

New Relic, Simple, Spotify and Pinboard sponsor AdaCamp

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CC-BY-SA Adam Novak


Simple logo
New Relic logo

Pinboard

Pinboard

The Ada Initiative is pleased to welcome silver sponsors Simple and New Relic, bronze sponsor Spotify, and supporting sponsor Pinboard as the first sponsors of our 2014 AdaCamps. AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture. In 2014, the Ada Initiative will hold three AdaCamps located in technology hubs on three continents: Portland, Oregon, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Bangalore, India.

Simple is a bank that offers all electronic consumer banking services integrated with budgeting and savings tools. The bank, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 2009 and partners with Bancorp Bank, an FDIC insured bank, to hold account funds. Simple is hiring in the Portland, Oregon area.

New Relic makes tools that allow developers of web and mobile apps to monitor and analyze the performance of their applications, all the way from user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code. New Relic's monitoring tools and platform support Ruby, PHP, .Net, Java, Python, iOS, and Android apps. New Relic has offices in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington. See New Relic's list of job openings to learn more.

Spotify makes it easier to discover new music, share music with friends, and follow your favorite artists. Spotify uses Python extensively and hosts PyLadies meetups at their offices. Spotify has engineering offices in New York, San Francisco, and Gothenburg and is hiring.

Pinboard is a bookmarking and personal archiving site ("Social Bookmarking for Introverts" is their tagline). Pinboard's design is about speed and functionality with a focus on personal management and archiving. In addition to bookmarking and archiving your favorite web sites, Pinboard runs one of Twitter's wittiest accounts. Built by Maciej Cegłowski in the summer of 2009, Pinboard had just over 22,000 active users in 2013. Ada Initiative is a happy Pinboard user.

On behalf of women in open technology and culture, we thank Simple, New Relic, and Pinboard for their generous support.

About AdaCamp

AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia-related projects, open data, open geo, library technology, fan fiction, remix culture, and more. AdaCamp brings women together to build community, share skills, discuss problems with open tech/culture communities that affect women, and find ways to address them.

In 2014, the Ada Initiative will hold three AdaCamps located in technology hubs on three continents: Portland, Oregon, USA; Berlin, Germany; and Bangalore, India. Applications to AdaCamp Portland are now closed. Applications for AdaCamp Berlin and Bangalore will be open soon.

Sponsorship

Your organization has the opportunity to join Simple, New Relic, and Pinboard in sponsoring AdaCamps in 2014 and reach women leaders in open technology and culture on three continents. Contact us at sponsors@adainitiative.org for more information about becoming a sponsor.


Thank you to the AdaCamp 2014 silver sponsors New Relic and Simple.

Open source company Inktank sponsors Ada Initiative again in 2014

InktankWe're thrilled to announce that Inktank is sponsoring Ada Initiative again in 2014 at the Bronze level!

Inktank took a leading role in supporting women in open tech/culture when they became the Ada Initiative’s first-ever sponsor at the Bronze level in 2012. Inktank’s mission includes encouraging the equitable representation of women in open source projects like the one Inktank supports, the Ceph open source file system.

CephCeph is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware. Delivering object, block, and file system storage in one self-managing, self-healing platform with no single point of failure, Ceph ideally replaces legacy storage and provides a single solution for the cloud. Inktank’s mission is to ensure the enterprise-wide adoption of Ceph so that businesses can decrease their storage costs, increase their operational flexibility, and effectively manage their rapidly growing data.

"We're happy to again support the Ada Initiative’s mission to support women in open technology and culture," said Bryan Bogensberger, Inktank CEO. "Ada's objective—to make open source communities and companies more accessible to, and inclusive of, women—benefits all of us who are forging ahead based on an open source philosophy. We encourage women engineers, tech writers, QA specialists, and so on to contact Inktank or participate in the Ceph community to be part of an open source community that strives to be inclusive, caring, and respectful. This sponsorship is part of our work to improve gender diversity in Ceph and open source in general."

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AdaCampers CC-BY-SA Adam Novak

Inktank is our first 2014 Bronze sponsor, joining our recent sponsors
HerokuRackspaceBloombergDreamwidthPalominoDB, GaloisLincoln Loop, and Oddbird. These companies generously sponsor all of Ada Initiative's work, including our work fighting harassment at conferences and online, running the AdaCamp conferences for women in open tech/culture, and teaching the Allies Workshop to people who want to support women in open tech/culture directly.

Inktank is hiring people to work on open source around the world—so please check them out! From wherever you live, you can help contribute to open source software and the open source community at large with Inktank job openings that currently include storage developercommunity manager, and storage consultants.

Heroku sponsors Ada Initiative

Heroku logoWe're thrilled to announce that Heroku is the newest Ada Initiative corporate sponsor! Contributing at the Bronze level, Heroku joins our other 2013 corporate sponsors: Heroku, Rackspace, Bloomberg, Dreamwidth, PalominoDB, Galois, and Lincoln Loop. These companies generously sponsor all of Ada Initiative's work, including our work fighting harassment at conferences and online, running the AdaCamp conferences for women in open tech/culture, and teaching the Allies Workshop to people who want to support women in open tech/culture directly.

Heroku provides a cloud application platform for applications written in a variety of languages, including Python, Ruby, Java, and many more. Heroku supports many popular open source software services and tools, and uses open source software extensively. Improving the health and diversity of the open source community is important to Heroku for both practical and ethical reasons. As a practical step in that direction, in addition to supporting our efforts, Heroku has committed to not funding conferences that don't have, and refuse to adopt, a code of conduct. Read more about Heroku's work in this direction on their own blog.

Photograph of Matt Zimmerman

Matt Zimmerman, VP Platform Engineering

Matt Zimmerman, Heroku VP Platform Engineering and former Ada Initiative board member, was part of the team working on the new community code of conduct, aimed at reducing hostile and unwelcoming behavior in the open source software community. "The Ada Initiative has made great progress in providing templates and guidance to help address this problem, and I'm proud that my colleagues at Heroku want to make a difference too."

Heroku is hiring for a variety of jobs, including working with open source software. Heroku and its parent company Salesforce is a Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Heroku is working hard to create a supportive and positive working environment for everyone.

How you can stay involved in the Ada Initiative plus final fundraising thank-you

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CC-BY-SA Adam Novak

Thank you all for your help getting us to our fundraising goal for 2013! Over 400 donors gave more than $107,000 total, beating our original goal of $100,000 with 2 days to spare. We will use this funding to continue and expand our programs to support women in open technology and culture, including our most popular programs:

  • Impostor Syndrome training: Teaching women to overcome fears of being a fraud and a fake, a significant factor in whether women get involved, stay in, and become leaders in open tech/culture
  • Anti-harassment work: Expand our work into codes of conduct in online communities and other non-conference spaces, while continuing to support conference anti-harassment work in many communities
  • AdaCamp unconferences: Bringing people together from across open technology and culture to share best practices, build networks, and learn skills

None of these programs would be possible without your support and that of all of our many sponsors and donors. Thank you for making it possible for us to change thousands of lives for the better!

Staying involved

Donating is just one way to support women in open technology and culture. We've put together a list of ways people can help in their everyday lives. Corporations interested in the open technology and culture space can get involved in several ways as well. If you would like to keep up to date with the Ada Initiative's work, AdaCamp and other event announcements, scholarships, calls to action, and similar ways to be part of the movement for change, here are several ways to keep up with us.

Thanks and appreciation

An extraordinary coalition of individuals, communities, and corporations helped make our next year of work possible. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated their time, social capital, or money.

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Leigh Honeywell

We were also happy to hear so many positive stories from people who made matching grant challenges, blogged about their experiences with the Ada Initiative, or otherwise reached out during this fundraising campaign. Many people told deeply personal stories and honored the people they felt closest too: parents, children, grandparents, teachers, and personal heroes. Several people were amazed by how many people in their community supported women strongly enough to donate, and are hopeful for positive change in the future. Others thought that the opportunity to speak out about their most deeply held values was its own reward. And finally, many people told us about career or business opportunities that came directly out of fundraising for Ada Initiative.

We are incredibly thrilled that fundraising was such a positive experience for so many of our supporters. It was an uplifting, encouraging experience for us as well, thanks in large part to the many advisors and support staff who were part of making our next year's work possible.

Specifically, we would like to thank our matching donation challenge sponsors:

Everyone who wrote a blog post:

The many people who shared our fundraising drive with their friends, colleagues, and families.

And of course, all of our 400+ donors, including the donors who gave us permission to share their names:

@duckasaurusss
@elwing
@KathleenLD
Ada Lavee Fox
Adam C. Foltzer
Adam DiCarlo
aimeeble
Alan Coopersmith
Alex Gaynor
Alex Payne
Alison Cichowlas
Allison Morris
Amanda Skellenger
Amber June Blahnik
Amelia Greenhall
Amy Hendrix
Amy Rich
Andrea J. Horbinski
Andy Dirnberger
Annalee Flower Horne
Art Kaufmann
Arthi
Audrey Roy
Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson
Barbara Hui
Ben Chapman
Ben Combee
Bess Sadler
Betsy Haibel
Bill Nottingham
Brad Montgomery
Brenda Moon
Brian and Jennifer Luft
Brian DeRocher
Brian Kung
Brian Neal
Brian Nisbet
Brion Vibber
Britta Gustafson
Bro. Dave Lister
Carl Trachte
Carol Willing
Caroline Simard
carols10cents
Celeste
Chris Ford
Chris McDonough
Chris Minn
Chris Tierney
Christine Spang
Colleen Penrowley
CV Harquail
Dana Caulder
Daniel Lindsley
Daniel Quinn (@searchingfortao)
Daniel Ross
Daniel Trembath
David Comay
Deb Nicholson
Decklin Foster
Denys Howard
Derek Willis
Dominic Mazzoni
Dorothea Salo
Dwayne Litzenberger
Echa Schneider
Eirik Nilsen
Elizabeth Lorang
Elizabeth Ragavanis
Emily Oleksyk Sweeny
Emmanuele Bassi
Eric Grosse
Eric Palakovich Carr
Esa Vesalainen
Ethan Glasser-Camp
Eugene Eric Kim
Fredrik Larsson
Garrett Rooney
Gayle Karen Young
geeksdoitbetter
Glenn Siegman
Glenn Street
Greg Hilliard
Heath Anderson
Heidi Cautrell
hjwp
Holden Karau
Holly French
Hooshyar Naraghi
Ian Bolf
India Amos
Isobel Hadley-Kamptz
Jack Moffitt
James E. Pace
James Turnbull
Jamie Norrish
Jan-Bart de Vreede
Jane Hammons
Janet D. Stemwedel
Jason Thibeault
Jean Kaplansky
Jed Davis
Jed Hartman
Jeffrey Wear
jen smith
Jenny Dybedahl
Jenny Gardiner
Jerome D'Acquitaine
Jess Hamrick
Jim Blandy
Jiten Vaidya
Joe Murphy
John Bennetts
John Jacobsen
John McNamara
Julia Elman
Justin Husted
Kaitlin Devine
Kalina Wilson
Kalle, from Helsinki
Karl A. Krueger
Katherine Elliott
Katherine Scott
Katie Bechtold
Kellie Brownell
Kent Crispin
Kevin Fenzi
Kevin S. Clarke
Kim Stone
Kim Varnell
Kimberly Munoz
Kris Howard
Kristal Pollack
Kristina Kerr Bergman
Kurt Van Etten
Kym Maxham
Lacey Powers
Larissa Shapiro
Laura Dragan
Lincoln Loop
Lisa Seeman
lizTheDeveloper
Lord Darkraven Fierce-Eyes
Louis Wasserman and Jennifer Mace
Luis Villa
Lynn Root
Mackenzie Morgan
Marcel
Marcus J. Ranum
Marie Brennan
Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Marius Gedminas
Mark Pilgrim
Marta Maria Casetti
Matt Hellige
Matt Zimmerman
Maximilian Klein
Meg Molloy
Megan DiVall
Mel Chua
Meredith Tupper
Merlin Havlik
Michael Marineau
Michelle Yaiser
Mike & Claire Shaver
Mike Linksvayer
mimbles
Mindy
Mistress of the Dorkness
Mora
Moritz Bunkus
Nancy E. Shaffer
Nathan Bosch
Nick Popoff
Nóirín Plunkett
PalominoDB
Pam Chestek
Paul A.
Paul Bailey
Paul Smith
Peter Geoghegan
Peter van Hardenberg
Pierre Phaneuf
Preston Holmes
PZ Myers, for Skatje Myers
Quim Gil
R David Murray
Rachel Chalmers
Rachel Shearer
Raucous Indignation
Rebecca Sobol
Reed Mangino
Richard Fontana
Robin L. Zebrowski
Rosita Ty Derecho
Ryan Kennedy
Sally Ahnger
Sarah Sharp
Scott Rosenberg
Selena Deckelmann
Shiny
Shuying Liang
Siobhan McKeown
Stef Maruch
Steve Adamczyk
Susan Tan
Tammy Anderson
Tanya Reilly
tfkreference
Till Schneidereit
Tim Chevalier
Tim Johnson (tojo2000)
Tom Smith
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Tyler Breisacher
Tyler Laing
Valerie Fenwick (Bubbva)
Veronica Vergara
Vibragiel
Victoria Zenoff Career Strategies
Will Thompson
Wired

Ada Lovelace jewelry gallery

5 Ada Lovelace pendants on a red background

Ada Lovelace pendants

Ada Lovelace jewelry is getting more and more popular! Our most popular thank-you gift for donations to the Ada Initiative is a piece of custom jewelry we created, a black-and-white glass pendant featuring our original portrait of Ada Lovelace. For those of you new to Ada Lovelace, she became the world's first computer programmer when she published the first computer program in 1843! (She was also the Countess of Lovelace and Lord Byron's daughter.)

We collected all the Ada Lovelace jewelry we could find and made this gallery. Our own pendant is only available during our fundraising drives. Our current fundraising drive ends today, August 31st, 2013, but we are extending the deadline for getting a pendant by 3 days. To get your Ada Lovelace pendant, donate by September 3rd, 2013.

Donate now

If you aren't a fan of wearing geeky jewelry yourself, but want to support women in computing, we are sure you can think of someone who would love a gift of a beautiful Ada Lovelace pendant!

Picture Price Description

A glass pendant with a black and white portrait of Ada Lovelace
Donate $128 or $10/month Approximately 1" (2.59 cm) long glass cabochon pendant, wide nickel loop.

$27.95 USD Round 0.75" metal-rimmed pendant with 18" sterling silver-plated chain.


$29.99 USD A hand-soldered glass pendant with Ada's portrait on one side, and a quote from her writings on the other. 30mm by 20mm, 18" or 36" chain. "Water-resistant, but not water-proof [so] take it off when coding underwater."


$8.95 USD Oval glass pendant set in antique copper.


$30.00 USD Mica-fronted rectangular pendant with copper colored chain and lobster claw clasp. NOTE: this photograph is not actually of Ada Lovelace.


$10.95 USD Square glass pendant set in antique copper.


$8.95 USD Round glass pendant set in antiqued silver color metal.

More Ada Lovelace stuff, more more more!

Black and white poster with cartoon Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage holding silly sci-fi guns with the text "Lovelace and Babbage: They Fight Crime"If you're not in the market for jewelry, you should head on over to Sydney Padua's "Lovelace and Babbage" store, where you can get mugs, shirts, stickers, and more. Be sure to check out her fun (and super geeky) Ada Lovelace comics at 2D Goggles.

CC BY-SA Adam Novak. Woman with pink hair speaking and gesturing

Valerie Aurora

The first Ada Lovelace conference is coming up October 18th in New Jersey! Ada Initiative Executive Director Valerie Aurora will be giving the keynote address. Don't miss this interdisciplinary conference covering Ada Lovelace's accomplishments and influence on society.

Finally, don't forget to participate in Ada Lovelace Day on October 15th by writing a blog post about a woman who inspires you and works in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Please use our Ada Lovelace portrait

Note for jewelry makers: Our portrait is licensed CC Zero – that means you can use or modify it in any way you like: commercial or non-commercial, with or without attribution. Several high-resolution vector graphic versions are available on Wikimedia Commons. Let us know if you make anything with it and we may buy a few dozen! We would appreciate it if you included a reference to the Ada Initiative in your marketing material or receipt, but you don't have to.

If we missed any Ada Lovelace jewelry, leave a comment!

About the Ada Initiative

A glass pendant with a black and white portrait of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace pendant (click for larger image)

The Ada Initiative, named after Ada Lovelace, is working hard to support women and remove barriers to participation in many areas of computing: open source software, Wikipedia, open data, and others. You can help support women in computing by donating to support our work and learning more about how you can help. You can also read about our accomplishments during the last year and our plans for the future. Donate before September 3rd to get the Ada Lovelace pendant.

Donate now

Generous Googlers give to support women in open source

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Alice Boxhall

Google employees are the largest sponsor of the Ada Initiative's work to support women in open source, donating over $30,000 between our founding in January 2011 and July 2013. (That's just counting the money from Googlers who registered for matching donation requests from Google – the real total is higher.) We're overwhelmed by the generosity of Googlers across the world and honored to be doing work they care about.

In 2011, Googler Alice Boxhall inspired the Sydney Google Women Engineers to pool their money and donate a total of $1024 to the Ada Initiative's Seed 100 campaign. This year, Alice helped raise more than $7000 from fellow Googlers. Her challenge? If 10 more Googlers joined her and donated $512 or more by August 31st, they would receive a print of an Ada Lovelace comic signed by the author, Kate Beaton. Yesterday, the 10th donor signed on, with a donation of $2048!

Donate nowYou can join these 11 Googlers by donating now to support our work for women in open technology and culture!

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Tyler Breisacher

Here are the Googlers who answered Alice's challenge (and gave us permission to list their names):

And 4 more donors who wished to remain anonymous. Other Googlers who donated and gave us permission to list their names are Pierre Phaneuf, Jed Hartman, Sara Smollett, and aimeeble.

Smiling man in blue shirt

Eric Grosse

Louis Wasserman donated because "The Ada Initiative is one of the most prominent organizations dealing with the serious and real problems for women in computing today." Google VP of Security Engineering, Eric Grosse, notes that the "Google Security Team has been blessed with outstanding women over the years and we're eager for more."

Now they just have to figure out where to hang the print! We hope Alice is as good at resolving conflicts as she is at fundraising.

Thank you to everyone who has donated, whether you gave $5 or $5000. Every donation helps support women in open technology and culture for another year! Please give now to make our 2013 fundraising drive a success. And don't forget to apply for employer donation matching!

Thank you to our donors to our 2013 fundraising campaign so far (listed by permission):

@elwing
@KathleenLD
Ada Lavee Fox
Adam C. Foltzer
Adam DiCarlo
aimeeble
Alan Coopersmith
Alex Gaynor
Alex Payne
Alison Cichowlas
Allison Morris
Amanda Skellenger
Amber June Blahnik
Amelia Greenhall
Amy Hendrix
Amy Rich
Andrea J. Horbinski
Andy Dirnberger
Annalee Flower Horne
Arthi
Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson
Barbara Hui
Ben Chapman
Ben Combee
Betsy Haibel
Brad Montgomery
Brenda Moon
Brian DeRocher
Brian Kung
Brian Neal
Brian Nisbet
Brion Vibber
Britta Gustafson
Bro. Dave Lister
Carl Trachte
Carol Willing
Caroline Simard
carols10cents
Celeste
Chris Ford
Chris McDonough
Chris Minn
Chris Tierney
Christine Spang
Colleen Penrowley
CV Harquail
Dana Caulder
Daniel Lindsley
Daniel Quinn (@searchingfortao)
Daniel Ross
Daniel Trembath
David Comay
Deb Nicholson
Decklin Foster
Denys Howard
Derek Willis
Dominic Mazzoni
Dorothea Salo
Dwayne Litzenberger
Eirik Nilsen
Elizabeth Lorang
Elizabeth Ragavanis
Eric Grosse
Eric Palakovich Carr
Esa Vesalainen
Ethan Glasser-Camp
Fredrik Larsson
Gayle Karen Young
geeksdoitbetter
Glenn Siegman
Glenn Street
Greg Hilliard
Heath Anderson
Heidi Cautrell
hjwp
Holden Karau
Holly French
Hooshyar Naraghi
Ian Bolf
India Amos
Isobel Hadley-Kamptz
Jack Moffitt
James E. Pace
James Turnbull
Jane Hammons
Jason Thibeault
Jean Kaplansky
Jed Hartman
Jeffrey Wear
jen smith
Jenny Dybedahl
Jenny Gardiner
Jerome D'Acquitaine
Jess Hamrick
Jim Blandy
Jiten Vaidya
Joe Murphy
John Bennetts
John Jacobsen
John McNamara
Julia Elman
Justin Husted
Kaitlin Devine
Kalina Wilson
Kalle, from Helsinki
Karl A. Krueger
Katherine Elliott
Katherine Scott
Katie Bechtold
Kellie Brownell
Kent Crispin
Kevin S. Clarke
Kim Stone
Kim Varnell
Kimberly Munoz
Kris Howard
Kristal Pollack
Kristina Kerr Bergman
Kurt Van Etten
Kym Maxham
Lacey Powers
Larissa Shapiro
Laura Dragan
Lisa Seeman
lizTheDeveloper
Lord Darkraven Fierce-Eyes
Louis Wasserman and Jennifer Mace
Luis Villa
Lynn Root
Mackenzie Morgan
Marcel
Marcus J. Ranum
Marie Brennan
Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Marius Gedminas
Mark Pilgrim
Marta Maria Casetti
Matt Zimmerman
Maximilian Klein
Meg Molloy
Megan DiVall
Meredith Tupper
Merlin Havlik
Michael Marineau
Michelle Yaiser
Mike & Claire Shaver
mimbles
Mindy
Mistress of the Dorkness
Mora
Nancy E. Shaffer
Nathan Bosch
Nick Popoff
Nóirín Plunkett
PalominoDB
Pam Chestek
Paul A.
Paul Bailey
Paul Smith
Peter Geoghegan
Peter van Hardenberg
Pierre Phaneuf
Preston Holmes
PZ Myers, for Skatje Myers
Quim Gil
Rachel Chalmers
Raucous Indignation
Reed Mangino
Robin L. Zebrowski
Rosita Ty Derecho
Ryan Kennedy
Sally Ahnger
Sarah Sharp
Scott Rosenberg
Selena Deckelmann
Shiny
Shuying Liang
Siobhan McKeown
Stef Maruch
Steve Adamczyk
Susan Tan
Tammy Anderson
Tanya Reilly
tfkreference
Till Schneidereit
Tim Chevalier
Tim Johnson (tojo2000)
Tom Smith
Tyler Breisacher
Tyler Laing
Veronica Vergara
Vibragiel
Victoria Zenoff Career Strategies
Will Thompson
Wired

Lincoln Loop makes $1000 matching donation challenge to support women in open source

Lincoln Loop logoLincoln Loop has just made a $1000 matching donation challenge to support women in Django, Python, and open source in general! This is our absolute LAST matching donation.1

Lincoln Loop is full service web studio offering user experience and development based on the Django Web Framework. Lincoln Loop also provides a variety of design, development, and testing services for mobile app development, a variety of web frameworks, and much more.

Lincoln Loop will match up to $1000 of donations to the Ada Initiative in the next 8 hours, until 4pm August 30th PDT (21:00 UTC August 30th). Donate now!

A smiling man wearing sunglasses

Peter Baumgartner

Lincoln Loop founder Peter Baumgartner says, "Open source software gave me the chance to found a company, to work with a great community of people in Django, and to lead the kind of life that makes me happy. At Lincoln Loop, we live where we like, set our own hours, and travel to fun places. Like Jacob Kaplan-Moss, I want everyone to have the same opportunity to be part of the open source community, whether they found their own company or dabble in it as a hobby. Lincoln Loop is proud to support women in open source by sponsoring the Ada Initiative."

Two women smiling

Happy AdaCampers
CC BY-SA Adam Novak

When open source companies like Lincoln Loop step up and take concrete steps to support women in open source software, the whole open source community wins. We're thrilled to partner with Lincoln Loop to continue our work bringing more women into open source. Our GitHub private repository giveaway helped over 500 women learn open source development without fear of harassment, and our AdaCamp unconference includes workshops to teach women how to write open source software.

Join Lincoln Loop and Ada Initiative in supporting women in open source, open data, and other areas of open tech/culture! Donate now:

Donate now

[1] Unless someone emails us out of the blue and has amazing turnaround time. Feel free to do that.

You did it! We raised $100,000 for women in open tech/culture!

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We did it!!
CC BY-SA Adam Novak

With less than two days to go to the end of our 2013 fundraising drive, we have successfully raised over $100,000 for women in open technology and culture!

This means the Ada Initiative can continue our important work, making conferences safer and more welcoming, teaching women to overcome Impostor Syndrome, and running AdaCamp unconferences for women in open tech/culture. We thank you, and so do the thousands of women we will be able to help in the upcoming year.

You can still donate in the two days remaining for the fundraising drive! If we raise even more than $100,000, we could:

5 Ada Lovelace pendants on a red background

Ada Lovelace pendants

And if you need one more reason to donate now, the Ada Lovelace pendant is only available for two more days!

Donate now

Thank you to our generous matching donors, who challenged their communities to support women in open tech/culture with matching grants of $500 to $10,000:

Mary and Valerie laughing

Mary and Valerie
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And to all our donors during the 2013 fundraising drive.

Thank you so very much for your support for women in open tech/culture! We absolutely could not do this without you.

Valerie and Mary
Ada Initiative co-founders & Very Tired fundraisers

Donors to our 2013 fundraising drive so far (listed by permission):

@duckasaurusss
@elwing
@KathleenLD
Ada Lavee Fox
Adam C. Foltzer
Adam DiCarlo
aimeeble
Alan Coopersmith
Alex Gaynor
Alex Payne
Alison Cichowlas
Allison Morris
Amanda Skellenger
Amber June Blahnik
Amelia Greenhall
Amy Hendrix
Amy Rich
Andrea J. Horbinski
Andy Dirnberger
Annalee Flower Horne
Arthi
Autumn Reinhardt-Simpson
Barbara Hui
Ben Chapman
Ben Combee
Betsy Haibel
Bill Nottingham
Brad Montgomery
Brenda Moon
Brian DeRocher
Brian Kung
Brian Neal
Brian Nisbet
Brion Vibber
Britta Gustafson
Bro. Dave Lister
Carl Trachte
Carol Willing
Caroline Simard
carols10cents
Celeste
Chris Ford
Chris McDonough
Chris Minn
Chris Tierney
Christine Spang
Colleen Penrowley
CV Harquail
Dana Caulder
Daniel Lindsley
Daniel Quinn (@searchingfortao)
Daniel Ross
Daniel Trembath
David Comay
Deb Nicholson
Decklin Foster
Denys Howard
Derek Willis
Dominic Mazzoni
Dorothea Salo
Dwayne Litzenberger
Echa Schneider
Eirik Nilsen
Elizabeth Lorang
Elizabeth Ragavanis
Eric Grosse
Eric Palakovich Carr
Esa Vesalainen
Ethan Glasser-Camp
Fredrik Larsson
Gayle Karen Young
geeksdoitbetter
Glenn Siegman
Glenn Street
Greg Hilliard
Heath Anderson
Heidi Cautrell
hjwp
Holden Karau
Holly French
Hooshyar Naraghi
Ian Bolf
India Amos
Isobel Hadley-Kamptz
Jack Moffitt
James E. Pace
James Turnbull
Jane Hammons
Jason Thibeault
Jean Kaplansky
Jed Davis
Jed Hartman
Jeffrey Wear
jen smith
Jenny Dybedahl
Jenny Gardiner
Jerome D'Acquitaine
Jess Hamrick
Jim Blandy
Jiten Vaidya
Joe Murphy
John Bennetts
John Jacobsen
John McNamara
Julia Elman
Justin Husted
Kaitlin Devine
Kalina Wilson
Kalle, from Helsinki
Karl A. Krueger
Katherine Elliott
Katherine Scott
Katie Bechtold
Kellie Brownell
Kent Crispin
Kevin S. Clarke
Kim Stone
Kim Varnell
Kimberly Munoz
Kris Howard
Kristal Pollack
Kristina Kerr Bergman
Kurt Van Etten
Kym Maxham
Lacey Powers
Larissa Shapiro
Laura Dragan
Lisa Seeman
lizTheDeveloper
Lord Darkraven Fierce-Eyes
Louis Wasserman and Jennifer Mace
Luis Villa
Lynn Root
Mackenzie Morgan
Marcel
Marcus J. Ranum
Marie Brennan
Marina Zhurakhinskaya
Marius Gedminas
Mark Pilgrim
Marta Maria Casetti
Matt Zimmerman
Maximilian Klein
Meg Molloy
Megan DiVall
Meredith Tupper
Merlin Havlik
Michael Marineau
Michelle Yaiser
Mike & Claire Shaver
mimbles
Mindy
Mistress of the Dorkness
Mora
Nancy E. Shaffer
Nathan Bosch
Nick Popoff
Nóirín Plunkett
PalominoDB
Pam Chestek
Paul A.
Paul Bailey
Paul Smith
Peter Geoghegan
Peter van Hardenberg
Pierre Phaneuf
Preston Holmes
PZ Myers, for Skatje Myers
Quim Gil
Rachel Chalmers
Raucous Indignation
Reed Mangino
Robin L. Zebrowski
Rosita Ty Derecho
Ryan Kennedy
Sally Ahnger
Sarah Sharp
Scott Rosenberg
Selena Deckelmann
Shiny
Shuying Liang
Siobhan McKeown
Stef Maruch
Steve Adamczyk
Susan Tan
Tammy Anderson
Tanya Reilly
tfkreference
Till Schneidereit
Tim Chevalier
Tim Johnson (tojo2000)
Tom Smith
Tyler Breisacher
Tyler Laing
Valerie Fenwick (Bubbva)
Veronica Vergara
Vibragiel
Victoria Zenoff Career Strategies
Will Thompson
Wired